The cost of the eight systems is likely to total $100 million, the Associated Press reported. Thepublished an international tender to acquire new 3D mobile air defense radars (3D MADR) to replace the target acquisition radars associated with the Russian-built SA-6 (2K12 KUB CZ) anti-aircraft missile systems the Czech military received in 1991.
Prague considered replacing these SAMs with western weapons that would be compatible with NATO systems and extend the range and altitude of the systems beyond the capability of the SA-6., and are among the likely candidates to compete for the SA-6 replacement opportunity.
Based on the latest agile electronic scanned array (AESA) technology, the 3D MADR provides larger area coverage, handles more targets simultaneously, and more immune to electronic attack, thus improving air defense systems performance.
The selection of the ELM 2084 is associated with the planned SAM acquisition. The current tender covered the radars associated with the system. All radar systems are scheduled for delivery within five years (2021). IAI won overand Thales that were also among the finalists.
Earlier the Czech Army considered modernizing the 2K12 KUB CZ by replacing the original Vympel 3M9M3 interceptors with ItalianAspide 2000 missiles and a new fire control system provided by Retia, a local integrator. However, this modification was not pursued.